WORRIED ABOUT INTERNAL ANAL WARTS
Since wart viruses are so common--more than 70% of all sexually active adults have gotten infected--and most warts go away on their own, the CDC does not make specific recommendations to tell partners about warts. Importantly, more recent science shows that condoms do prevent the spread of wart viruses and can prevent wart virus-associated cancers.
If you are HIV positive, speak with your health care provider about HPV and warts to see if she or he recommends anal PAP smears to see if HPV is causing any other problem in your rectum. For further information, please call the San Francisco City Clinic at 415-487-5500 or go to www.SFCityClinic.org, where you will find several articles on anal warts, how they are transmitted, treatment, and how to talk to your partners about the virus.
To your health,
STD SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT ADVICE
Take care of yourself. Get regular STD check-ups every six months.